Man arrested for fatally stabbing neighbor in Saitama Pref

Police in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, said Friday they have arrested a 50-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of fatally stabbing his 64-year-old neighbor.
According to police, Koji Fujiwara has admitted to stabbing Takeshi Ishii outside the front door to his home at around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Fuji TV reported.
Ishii’s wife heard him scream and found him lying at the entrance and called police. Ishii suffered stab wounds to his chest and stomach. He was taken to hospital where he died about two hours later.
Police said Fujiwara, who lives next door, has admitted to the charge, and quoted him as saying he intended to kill Ishii, but he refused to give a motive, saying he didn’t want to talk about it. A blood-stained knife was found in his home.
Ishii’s wife said that she wasn’t aware of any trouble between her husband and Fujiwara.

© Japan Today
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